26 But Gidgiddoni saith unto them: "The Lord forbid, for if we should go up against them, the Lord would deliver us into their hands; 27 Therefore, we will prepare ourselves in the center of our lands, And we will gather all our armies together, And we will not go against them, but we will wait till they shall come against us; 28 Therefore, as the Lord liveth, if we do this, He will deliver them into our hands." 29 And it came to pass in the seventeenth year in the latter end of the year, the proclamation of Lachoneus had gone forth throughout all the face of the land, 30 And they had taken their horses and their chariots and their cattle and all their flocks and their herds and their grain and all their substance, 31 And did march forth by thousands and by tens of thou- sands, until they had all gone forth to the place which had been appointed that they should gather themselves together to defend themselves against their enemies; 32 And the land which was appointed was the Land of Zarahemla and the land which was between the Land of Zarahemla and the Land Bountiful, yea, to the line which was betwixt the Land Bountiful and the Land Desolation; 33 And there were a great many thousand people which were called Nephites which did gather themselves together in this land. 34 Now Lachoneus did cause that they should gather them- selves together in the Land Southward because of the great curse which was upon the Land Northward; And they did fortify themselves against their enemies, 35 And they did dwell in one land and in one body, And they did fear the words which had been spoken by Lachoneus, insomuch that they did repent of all their sins; 36 And they did put up their prayers unto the Lord their God, that he would deliver them in the time that their enemies should come down against them to battle; 37 And they were exceeding sorrowful because of their enemies; 38 And Gidgiddoni did cause that they should make weapons of war of every kind, that they should be strong with armor and with shields and with bucklers after the manner of his instructions. 39 And it came to pass that in the latter end of the eighteenth year, those armies of robbers had prepared for battle and began to come down and to sally forth from the hills and out of the mountains and the wilderness and their strongholds and their secret places, 40 And began to take possession of the lands, both which was in the Land South and which was in the Land North, And began to take possession of all the lands which had been deserted by the Nephites and the cities which had been left desolate. 41 But behold, there were no wild beasts nor game in those lands which had been deserted by the Nephites, And there was no game for the robbers, save it were in the wilderness; 42 And the robbers could not exist-save it were in the wilderness-for the want of food, For the Nephites had left their lands desolate, and had gathered their flocks and their herds and all their substance; And they were in one body, 43 Therefore, there was no chance for the robbers to plunder and to obtain food, save it were to come up in open battle against the Nephites; 44 And the Nephites being in one body and having so great a number and having reserved for themselves provisions and horses and cattle and flocks of every kind that they might subsist for the space of seven years, 45 In the which time they did hope to destroy the robbers from off the face of the land. And thus the eighteenth year did pass away. 46 And it came to pass that in the nineteenth year, Giddianhi found that it was expedient that he should go up to battle against the Nephites, For there was no way that they could subsist, save it were to plunder and rob and murder;
Jesus reveals himself to a notable Jewish scientist.
Dr. James Tour shares his life-changing testimony of Jesus here:
"Yea, when ye shall call upon the Father in my name, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, then shall ye know that the Father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers, O house of Israel;"
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.